Mandy's Mark - The New York Chapter of The Cure Starts Now was formed in honor of Mandy Kuck. Mandy was diagnosed with DIPG in June 2015, hurling us into the devastating world of pediatric cancer. She was courageous, easy-going, thoughtful, kind, helpful, confident and reliable. She idolized her big brother, Ben, and loved babies. She possessed an innate motherly instinct. She also loved anything 'girly': fancy dresses, sparkly shoes, make-up, purses and jewelry. Yet she's also not afraid to get dirty and messy.
The Cure Starts Now (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a “homerun” cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult.